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Gerunds vs. Infinitives

Date: Aug 12 2011

Themes: Sports

Grammar: Gerunds vs. Infinitives

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Running is such a common activity that if the Olympics aren’t coming up it’s easy to forget that it’s even a sport. In fact, it’s the oldest sport there is, and it’s so popular that many kinds of animals even do it!

Whether you are training for a marathon or just trying to stay in shape, all you need to run is a solid pair of shoes or a soft surface. Running exercises muscles all over your body. You can work up a sweat very quickly if you’re running fast.

But running can also be hard on your body. You’re less likely to injure yourself while swimming, for instance, and with bicycles and other work-out machines available these days, some people like to save the running for when they’re late for a bus. Find out if you’re more likely to see Jason and Ella jogging down the street or working out at the gym.

跑步是一项如此普通的活动,以至于如果没有奥运会,人们会非常容易忘记它也是一项体育运动。实际上,它是最古老的体育运动,它是如此流行,甚至很多种动物也对它乐此不疲!
无论你是为马拉松比赛而训练,还是尝试保持体形,你仅仅需要拥有一双结实的跑鞋或者柔软的地面。跑步将使全身肌肉得到锻炼。快跑还可以迅速出汗,加速体内的新陈代谢。
但是,跑步也可以令你的身体受伤。而游泳、骑车以及使用锻炼机锻炼,受伤的可能性则要小得多。有些人只有在赶公交车时才跑几步。现在让我们来看看詹森和艾拉是更喜欢沿着街道慢跑呢,还是在体育馆锻炼。

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Jason

Jason

Ella

Ella

Jason:  What do you got going this weekend?

Ella:  I guess I’m gonna go for a jog even though I dread it.

Jason:  Oh really? It’s supposed to be good weather. I don’t see why it wouldn’t be a great weekend for a run.

Ella:  I know, I just hate running. I was in track and field for three years in high school…

Jason:  Me too!

Ella:  ...but I just absolutely hated the running part of it.

Jason:  What? So you enjoyed throwing javelins or what?

Ella:  No, I did hurdles and long jump and triple jump, so I’m more of a bouncy kind of person. When I go jogging I jog to these stairs and then I just do like 20 sets of stairs.

Jason:  So running a marathon would be your least favorite thing.

Ella:  My nightmare. That would be my ultimate nightmare.

Jason:  I would love to train for a marathon. I think it’s such a cool state of mind you get into when you’re doing distance running. You just sort of stop thinking and you have that rhythm of your feet hitting the ground and your heart beating but it’s just so hard on the body, to train for a 26-mile run. I feel like I’d get hurt.

Ella:  I could never do distance. I know it would be killer on my shins.

Jason:  Yeah. I’ve gotten more into biking since it’s lower impact.

Ella:  When was the last time you went jogging?

Jason:  You know, I don’t even remember. So we should go jogging somewhere, like on a beach or something where it’s soft.

Ella:  Yeah, let’s do it!

 

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Ella jogs to stay in shape, but she doesn’t like it. She was on the track and field team in high school, but she liked the jumping events better than running.

Jason was on the track team too and he thinks running is fun. He would like to try a marathon, but worries he would get injured. Jason likes other sports like cycling that are easier on your body. In fact, he can’t remember the last time he went jogging, so he and Ella agree to go.

Do you like to run? What is your favorite way to exercise?

 

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joao correia

Brazil

Every weekend I to running around 7 kilometers  since 2 years ago or less I don’t remember exactly the time but for me it is indispensable not to running because I like so much it and it is so good for my state of mind and stay in shape too.

02:01 PM Mar 13 2016 |

nasrin jojo

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i always really like running but i often cant do it because i have no extra time to doing..running is so easy sport and on the other.hand runing is head of all sports!!also it is useful and benefical for our healthy,,

06:21 AM May 21 2015 |

Staisy

Staisy

Russian Federation

I often think of starting jogging again, but   it is always  postponed, as I am lazy.

11:30 AM Apr 07 2014 |

Realllove

Realllove

Yemen

Mmmm i like that, it’s make me just like Normal & an Active person actually feeling much more Better Laughing

01:58 PM Oct 02 2011 |

mikaworld

mikaworld

Algeria

i like runing and love all kind of sport.


09:36 AM Oct 02 2011 |

mickee85

mickee85

Philippines

Yeah definitely, I love running, jogging and walking. That’s all I always do to stay in shape. I want to try other kinds of exercise though. But I don’t really need to work hard anyway. I am already thin and I want to gain weight.

04:51 AM Sep 27 2011 |

xuchang12016

China

i like runing.

08:02 AM Sep 01 2011 |

Bruce_zhou

China

In fact,I love all kind of sprots all the time,especial china kungfu,as for jogging,i think this is a good exercising for healthy and our body,I just doing jog seldome,I like skipping,of course ,as we all know,every sport need to insists that can be more effectively for us,but actually,for now ,i rarely have time to practise some sports,the problem is that i living in city,so dont have place for excercise right now,just practise in my balcony sometime,I feel little boring,but i know the truth is that if we want keep our body health,we have to practise frequently,at least 2 or 3 times every week,so i plan to change my lifestyle,make an excercise planning,and pasting on my wall to remind me everyday,hope this method is effectively.what is your excerise planning ,can sharing with us.thanks in advance.

03:39 AM Aug 31 2011 |

VOLTS

VOLTS

Brazil

running is so easy… it’s just need personal determination and, as Jason says, a pair of shoes (or not)... I am used to running very often… like 5 days a week. It is sometimes hard to find time for that but anyway i love it and…if God alows me i will never stop running.

09:27 PM Aug 30 2011 |

bystander :-)

Hungary

I like when running is like this…


’...whatever you do


with your running,


you only cheat yourself


by pushing, pressing, competing.


There are no standards


and no possible victories except


the joy you are living


while dancing your run.’

01:33 PM Aug 21 2011 |

Murun

Mongolia

I don`t like jogging either like Ella. But I like walking in the park or forest. Walking just all my own and breathing clean ear is the best thing to live heathy. You can stay more stress-free.

07:08 AM Aug 19 2011 |

Romio79

Romio79

Russian Federation

I live near forest and there are perfect conditions for jogging. So I like to jog very much.

10:51 AM Aug 17 2011 |

wwongsapun

wwongsapun

Thailand

No, I dont’ like run  because I feel to my heart beating so fast,It’s very tired. But sometime I like to slowly jogging on the street and like to cycling at my home.

11:51 PM Aug 16 2011 |

Olya1106

Olya1106

Ukraine


I like to go in for sport coz I want to be in good shape. Yes, I like to run and do some exercises like a sit-up, push-up. Sometimes I like just to walk. It’s also very healthy. I try don’t  go somewhere by bus and go on foot.

09:29 AM Aug 15 2011 |

meere

meere

Oman

ummm


 


I like running actully but i don’t have the place to do it


well i think that it is too important to run as u move all the blood in your body


thanx

06:38 AM Aug 15 2011 |

becika

Croatia

I adore running. I have three children and  I go running when ever I have time for myself. Sometimes I running while my boys ryding bikes next to me. 


Even if I sometimes feel exausted I go run because I distress myself on that way. I have my route about seven kilometres..I like run fast!

09:52 PM Aug 14 2011 |

nanxue

nanxue

China

I like running slowly!

09:32 PM Aug 14 2011 |

dkattleya

dkattleya

Indonesia

Running is okay, but i preffer doing TaeBo (from DVD) so much. Eventhough TaeBo is tiring but the result is very good, it makes me stay in shape, my musles are relax and i feel fresh :)

04:14 PM Aug 14 2011 |

simiyo

simiyo

Morocco

i loove runniing  its make me get the nerves out , and fell the aire  :D 


02:46 PM Aug 14 2011 |

Andreita137

Colombia

Well, i like running but I prefer swimming or aerobics. 

12:04 PM Aug 14 2011 |

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